Your Network Is Your Net Worth
Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital Age by Porter Gale
- you have to evaluate who you are and what you believe
- high-quality relationships are the keys to success
- the impact of technology on networking cannot be ignored
- building a career and happy life requires flexibility, agility and social media
Improve yourself through networking. Healthy and vibrant personal and professional relationships lead to a happy and prosperous life. Anyone can benefit from networking. Power exists in relationships among people. Money flows only after you’ve established the right connections using everything from chamber of commerce meetings to social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Success starts from within. You can make yourself better (and improve your network) by cultivating a positive attitude, understanding where your passion lies and kicking bad habits. The body must be physically fit, so exercise and plentiful rest are important. Smoking, excessive drinking and worry are also obstacles to success. Your soul, too, must be in good shape. Transform your networking by assessing the thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back.
Once you have yourself in check, set your sites outward. Networks can be established face to face by attending trade shows, or online using social media. Properly tapped, social media connections can help an entrepreneur build a capable team of employees, as well as promote and sell whatever the business owner produces.
Giving a lot to make other people’s lives better is better than taking all the time. By giving or reciprocating, a business owner will find fulfillment and make a living. Your strongest interest, whatever it might be, can be used to earn money, but financial well-being shouldn’t be the principal focus. Deciding what you would love to do and then developing that talent is more meaningful and important than taking a job only because you believe it would lead to immediate riches.